Someone has stolen Patrick Balfour's identity. A successful headmaster of a London school, a regular broadcaster and a writer of historical novels, as well as having a fairly spicy private life, Balfour is the object of some unsurprising envy. Yet who would be so malicious as to commit identity fraud and frame Patrick as a thief and a paedophile, using his national insurance number and impersonating his handwriting? As Patrick is teased by a series of letters, it becomes apparent that his adversary is certainly better-read than him and he is sent off on a tense literary chase, picking up clues from Kafka's The Trial to R L Stevenson and to Joseph Clark, a 17th Century contortionist. Patrick's morale begins to collapse - the police don't believe him and his daughter rejects him. Desperate, he decides he must pursue his pursuer.
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(198mm x 126mm x 20mm)
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Author Biography - Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith is the author of SUMMER IN FEBRUARY (published by Abacus) and THE LEARNING GAME. He also wrote THE HEAD MAN, a series of plays for Radio 4 and recently THE LAST BARK OF THE BULLDOG (about Churchill), which was one of Radio 4's most popular plays in 2003.